UK Charts: Grand Theft Auto V Easily Captures the Top Spot

Grand Theft Auto V returned to the top of the charts thanks to its release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. These enhanced remasters of last years PS3 and Xbox 360 classic have proven extremely popular, helping move Grand Theft Auto V out of the 32nd spot it sat it the previous week. However, the combined sales of both versions were not enough to beat first week sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions combined.

Far Cry 4 was also a big winner coming in second place. Ubisoft’s Far Cry franchise has been steadily growing with each new release. If Grand Theft Auto V had not launched last week, Far Cry 4 most likely would have claimed the top spot. Dragon Age: Inquisition, last week’s other new release, made its debut in fifth place. Not the best debut for EA’s big holiday 2014 game, but respectable considering the competition the game faced.

Finally, if you’re wondering where LittleBigPlanet 3, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are: all three titles launched last week in North America, but won’t launch in the UK until November 28. Check back next week to see how they perform.

Check out the full Top 20 below:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar) – Did Not Chart
  2. Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft) – Brand New
  3. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision) – 1
  4. FIFA 15 (EA) – 4
  5. Dragon Age: Inquisition (EA) – Brand New
  6. Assassin’s Creed: Unity (Ubisoft) – 2
  7. WWE 2K15 (2K Games) – 20
  8. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Warner Bros.) – 5
  9. Minecraft: PlayStation 3/4/Vita Edition (Sony) – 7
  10. Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Microsoft) – 3
  11. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros.) – 14
  12. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (Ubisoft) – 6
  13. Destiny (Activision) – 10
  14. Minecraft: Xbox 360/One Edition (Microsoft) – 12
  15. Disney Infinity 2.0 (Disney) – 13
  16. Skylanders: Trap Team (Activision) – 11
  17. Tomodachi Life (Nintendo) – 19
  18. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft) – 16
  19. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami) – 8
  20. Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft) – 17